Michael Inkles

Comments from Michael Inkles

It's interesting that people can do this with Kanye and not Cosby himself. Granted, Kanye just says misogynistic shit which is not the same as actually raping women. But I also think it's because Cosby's appeal was based in a large part on his sqeaky-clean dad image. Whereas with Kanye the awful behavior was always part of the package and not even something he really denies. Kanye's art is seen as more truthful than Cosby's, I suppose.
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February 12, 2016 on Taylor Swift Rep Disputes Report That She Okayed Kanye West’s “Famous” Lyric
My only complaint with St. Vincent is that she played the two songs she's played on every other show. I want to see some Prince Johnny, or some Rattlesnake, or some I Prefer Your Love!
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May 18, 2014 on SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter
Love the new BBNG. You'd think after producing for Earl Sweatshirt and Danny Brown they'd get some recognition round here.
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May 8, 2014 on Album Of The Week: The Horrors Luminous
Jasmine Green Tea / End of a Century
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April 30, 2014 on Win An Official Blur Britannia Tea Set
And what instrument does their tour opener Dan Deacon play? This is pretty hypocritical and I expected Arcade Fire to be more open-minded about music,
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April 23, 2014 on Deadmau5 Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s EDM Jabs, Fires Shots On Twitter
"It could be your first taste of alternative-leaning pop-rock, something that gave you a hint there was something beyond the nu-metal that dominated your hometown’s aesthetic" - that was it for me. I had heard bits of The Strokes and The White Stripes but this was the first band that made me realize how much better "alternative" rock could be than say, Linkin Park or Green Day (I was 14). It started the journey that took me to Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire later in the year, and soon after to Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, and My Bloody Valentine. So I would like to thank Franz Ferdinand for being a gateway cool band for suburban 14 year olds.
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February 10, 2014 on Franz Ferdinand Turns 10
I was hoping lousy with sylvianbriar would get more attention. Understandably people seem to have given up on Of Montreal after their last few messy albums but the new one is really enjoyable.
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October 11, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old
My biggest issue with Kanye is this: he constantly talks about how he doesn't want to kiss anyone's ass yet expects everyone to do the same to him. If he really didn't care what people thought of him he wouldn't be blowing up when someone pokes some gentle fun at him.
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October 10, 2013 on Watch Kanye On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Waaaaah a band I like is making money! How dare they sell out after I illegally downloaded their album two years ago.
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September 17, 2013 on Sleigh Bells Soundtrack The First iPhone 5c Commercial
Get Lucky should be the song of every summer from now on.
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June 12, 2013 on Let’s Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2013
This feels like when you see a movie because the trailer looked amazing, but then you find out that all the good parts of the movie were in the trailer. Except in this case the movie is just the trailer looped over and over again. I like this song but do wish there was more to it... maybe the album version will have some kind of epic outro?
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April 19, 2013 on Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
This list is totally predictable. Which is not a bad thing! Pitchfork lists are not Breaking Bad episodes. So good job Pitchfork for being consistent, and for including Death Grips and Swans in your top 10.
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December 21, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2012
What do you know, this list is still intact. Add Bat for Lashes, Cloud Nothings, Burial, and Ty Segall Band, you've got the top 20.
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December 20, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
The obvious: Frank Ocean Kendrick Lamar GY!BE Grizzly Bear Fiona Apple Beach House Grimes Swans Japandroids Tame Impala Possible surprises: Chromatics Andy Stott Dirty Projectors Killer Mike Death Grips Jessie Ware
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December 18, 2012 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012
Deakin sounds EXACTLY like José González on this.
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September 12, 2012 on Hear AnCo Play “Wide Eyed” & “Pulleys” Acoustic On KEXP
Man, I just realized, like, last year how great Random Spirit Lover was after dismissing it in 2007. What was I thinking? Centipede Hz, on the other hand, I actually loved the first time I heard it. It's all over the place in all the right ways.
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August 27, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
aka the one from Digable Planets
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February 20, 2012 on MTV’s 10 Hottest MCs Of 2011
Big Boi's not rapping on the MM album, I think he's just working on production.
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December 23, 2011 on The 50+ Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012
This is explained pretty easily. For one, the vast majority of people don't have the time to listen to the tens of thousands of albums that are released every year. There needs to be some way of filtering out what to listen to and what not to listen to, and listening to albums that get good reviews seems to me like as good a way as any to do that. But I feel like you're missing the larger point here which is that this list is an aggregate from EVERYONE who voted in the gummy awards. It stands to reason that the top 10 from such a large group of people would in fact be 10 albums that show up on every other list. You're not going to get something obscure here because, well, that's the nature of a popular vote. It's not to say that people aren't listening to anything outside of these 10 albums, just that these 10 are the most popular. Which seems to be the nature of your complaint.
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December 21, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011
Gang Gang Dance - Glass Jar
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December 20, 2011 on Win A $200 JAMBOX Wireless Speaker
No M83 = not a valid list
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November 29, 2011 on Uncut’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
First the Destroyer album, then Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest", then Holy Ghost working with Michael McDonald, and now this. Yacht rock revival is officially a trend now. I have mixed feelings about this.
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August 24, 2011 on Watch Washed Out Go Soft Rock On “Far Away”